Korva Coleman

Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.

In this role, she is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts airing during NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. Occasionally she serves as a substitute host for Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

Before joining NPR in 1990, Coleman was a staff reporter and copy editor for the Washington Afro-American newspaper. She produced and hosted First Edition, an overnight news program at NPR's member station WAMU-FM in Washington, D.C.

Early in her career, Coleman worked in commercial radio as news and public affairs directors at stations in Phoenix and Tucson.

Coleman's work has been recognized by the Arizona Associated Press Awards for best radio newscast, editorial, and short feature. In 1983, she was nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of America.

Coleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University. She studied law at Georgetown University Law Center.


The Two-Way
9:11 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Top Stories: Second Russian Bombing; Racing Champ In Ski Accident

Originally published on Mon December 30, 2013 5:24 am

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- 'Blood On The Snow' After Second Suicide Blast In Russia.

-- Doctors Unsure Whether Michael Schumacher Will Survive.

And here are more early headlines:

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The Two-Way
8:02 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Top Stories: Thousands Still Wait For Power; Deadly Beirut Blast

Originally published on Fri December 27, 2013 5:22 am

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The Two-Way
9:23 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Top Stories: Huge Lotto Jackpot Winners; Harvard Bomb Suspect

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 5:14 am

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In California And Georgia.

-- Student Is Charged In Harvard Bomb Scare.

And here are more early headlines:

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The Two-Way
11:05 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Top Stories: Senate To Vote On Budget; Rock Hall Of Fame

Originally published on Tue December 17, 2013 5:26 am

Good morning, here are our early headlines:

-- It's Looking Like The Senate Will Approve the Budget Deal.

-- Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt And KISS Are In The Rock Hall.

And here are more early headlines:

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The Two-Way
1:49 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Syria gets its Internet back

Syrians check e-mails, chat and connect to their Facebook accounts in 2011 at an Internet cafe in Damascus.
Muzaffar Salman AP

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 11:22 am

Internet access appears to be returning in Syria after an outage hit most of the war-torn country, according to web monitoring firm Renesys.

It estimates the web blackout began Tuesday night and lasted for nearly 20 hours but tweeted Wednesday afternoon that "platform traffic to the country is increasing."

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The Two-Way
8:11 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Don't blame Punxsutawney Phil: handler got prediction wrong

Punxsutawney Phil and his buddies on Groundhog Day, 2012.
Gene J. Puskar AP

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 6:44 am

What exactly is "groundhog-ese" and how the heck would we know if it was mistranslated?

Check the weather outside.

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The Two-Way
12:30 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Was Punxsutawney Phil Wrong? Prosecutor Says He Misrepresented Spring

Groundhog handler Ben Hughes and Punxsutawney Phil in Feb. 2011.
Jeff Swensen Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 11:07 am

Here's the gist of what the most famous groundhog in the world told us on Feb. 2:

Punxsutawney Phil, the King of the Groundhogs,

Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators,

Weather Prophet without Peer,

was awakened from his burrow at 7:28 am

with a tap of the President's cane....

And so ye faithful,

there is no shadow to see

An early Spring for you and me.

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Hurricane Sandy
9:30 am
Sun October 28, 2012

'Serious as a heart attack': Hurricane Sandy bearing down on eastern U.S.

Workers cover an entrance with plywood at a subway station in New York City in preparation for flooding from Hurricane Sandy.
Mary Altaffer AP

Originally published on Sat October 27, 2012 6:57 pm

The dreaded monster storm aiming for the eastern United States is barely keeping its hurricane status, but weather forecasters continue to sound the alarm: Hurricane Sandy will likely be one of the worst storms to strike in many, many years.

Weather forecaster Bryan Norcross at Wunderground isn't warning - he's shouting:

"The threat from this situation is serious as a heart attack for anybody near the rising water."

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7:26 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Equal Pay For Equal Work: Not Even College Helps Women

Barnard College graduates listen to President Barack Obama at commencement ceremonies on May 14, 2012.
Richard Drew AP

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 6:55 am

A startling new report finds freshly graduated college women will likely face this hurdle when entering the work world: they're worth less than equally educated men.

The American Association of University Women is releasing a new study that shows when men and women attend the same kind of college, pick the same major and accept the same kind of job, on average, the woman will still earn 82 cents to every dollar that a man earns.

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Federal budget woes
8:40 am
Fri September 28, 2012

The Post Office will miss another multi-billion dollar payment

Robert Ray AP

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 6:50 am

This Sunday, the U.S. Postal Service won't be able to pay its latest $5.6 billion dollar obligation. This will be its second default; on Aug. 1 it failed to come up with a $5.5 billion dollar payment. The Service is warning of expected losses this year unless something is done:

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NPR diversions
7:24 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Would you skydive from 22 miles Up? Felix Baumgartner would/will

Felix Baumgartner prepares to jump on March 15 from his special capsule above New Mexico.
Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Stratos AP

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 6:52 am

On Oct. 8, Felix Baumgartner is going to strap himself into a specially pressurized capsule, ascend 120,000 feet into the air above New Mexico using a helium balloon, open the door - and jump out.

Don't worry, he's been practicing.

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The Two-Way
5:15 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' Author Richard Bach Injured In Plane Crash

A file photo of author Richard Bach, in 1975.
Associated Press

Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 1:02 pm

Pilot and author Richard Bach was hurt Friday when the small plane he was flying tangled in power lines as he attempted to land, according to media reports.

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NPR diversions
1:04 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Sure it's sunny there, but great white sharks seen off Atlantic, Pacific beaches

It's eerie when thinking of "Jaws" which is about a killer great white shark off Long Island, New York (although the film was shot in Massachusetts) around the Fourth of July.
The Associated Press

Maybe you're planning your summer vacation and want something totally impractical to worry about (just to keep your mind off of real problems ... like money, say). And, we've still got more than a month to go to Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week', but ...

Great white sharks have been seen off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass; and on e off the coast near San Diego.

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The Two-Way
7:54 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Sharks! Several Great Whites Spotted Off Atlantic And Pacific Beaches

A great white shark swims off Guadeloupe.
Kike Calvo AP

Originally published on Tue July 3, 2012 7:20 am

We've still got more than a month to go to Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week', but why wait? Great white sharks have been seen off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Over the past few days, shark "spotters" reported great white sharks close to the town of Chatham, according to Cape Cod Shark Hunters. One shark was close to Chatham harbor but didn't swim inside.

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The Two-Way
1:34 am
Sun July 1, 2012

A 'Land Hurricane' Strikes States From Midwest To East; New Storms Predicted

A downed tree lies on a truck in Falls Church, Va., after a powerful storm struck the area on Friday.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 1, 2012 4:57 am

A powerful series of storms blew through several eastern states late Friday and early Saturday morning, killing at least nine people and throwing at least 3 million people into the dark.

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